Just checking early morning flight arrivals at Manchester as I have to pick up my daughter and family, they have just had a wonderful three weeks holiday in Disney World. This poor chap and most of his comrades probably never achieved a holiday anywhere.
It looks like it was sent from his billet in Aldershot of course, Barracks were overflowing in those days so troops were billeted out around the area of their barracks. That also happened in the last war.
There's no telling how the youth of today would re-act if the highly unlikely circumstances were to arise again. But it might reverse the immigration flow.
That chair in the photo must be worth a few bob on the antiques market! A standard type of prop in photos from those days it seems.